June 11, 2001— Innovative Interfaces, a leader in library technology, announced that the University of Ottawa and Carleton University, the two universities in Ottawa, Ontario, will both install Millennium library automation systems.
"Innovative Interfaces was chosen because we felt it offered the best solution in working towards our objective to empower our students and library users. My Millennium will become a prime mover in attaining this goal," said Richard Greene, Chief Librarian at the University of Ottawa Library.
The University of Ottawa is Canada's largest bilingual university and one of its leading comprehensive, research-intensive institutions. The University of Ottawa Library Network serves nearly 25,000 students and consists of three libraries. The libraries house a total of 4.5 million physical items, including: 1 million monographs; 9,000 current periodical titles; 1.3 million microforms; tens of thousands of music scores, sound recordings, and audiovisual items; hundreds of thousands slides, air photos, maps, and government publications; and innumerable electronic resources.
The Carleton University Library is a member of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) and supports Carleton University's academic programs, which are focused on public affairs and management, high technology, and core arts and sciences. The library maintains a collection of over 3 million items together with access to a wide range of resources held by its partner institutions, notably the Canadian Institute for Scientific and Technical Information. Carleton's suite of electronic resources is expanding rapidly through consortial activities at the national, provincial, and regional levels.
Martin Foss, University Librarian at Carleton University Library, said, "Among other things, Millennium will allow our patrons to customize their own front-end Web pages to the library system based on a user-defined profile and create a portal to the universe of scholarly information. Millennium uses Java and Web browsers, integrates effectively with Web-based technologies, and represents a major reengineering of our current system to provide enhanced functionality to both users and staff."
"We are delighted with the opportunity to work with the University of Ottawa and Carleton University, two prestigious libraries in Canada's capital. We look forward to long and successful relationships with both these institutions," said Jerry Kline, President and CEO at Innovative.